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Want a real fashion original? DIY your prom!

By Laura CoffeyIn an era when clothes are mass-produced overseas and sewing machines are considered vintage housewares, do people really make their own prom dresses anymore?You betcha. TODAY.com asked you to submit photos of your homemade prom dresses, and we received images of cute one-of-a-kind dresses  and fun stories to accompany them.Don't have the DIY knack? One of our favorite submissi
Abby Davis (right) wore the prom dress her mom (left) wore to her own prom, in 1982.
Abby Davis (right) wore the prom dress her mom (left) wore to her own prom, in 1982.

By Laura Coffey

In an era when clothes are mass-produced overseas and sewing machines are considered vintage housewares, do people really make their own prom dresses anymore?

You betcha. TODAY.com asked you to submit photos of your homemade prom dresses, and we received images of cute one-of-a-kind dresses  and fun stories to accompany them.

Don't have the DIY knack? One of our favorite submissions came from Abby Davis, a high school senior who lives in Pine Mountain, Ga. Davis sent in a fun photo of herself wearing the dress her mom wore to prom back in 1982. “Not only did my mom love to see me in her dress but she loved saving money!” Davis wrote. “It was a very special night for my mom and myself.”

Read the full DIY prom story for more tips!

Slideshow: Readers share their prom photos